Where: Multicultural Center
When: Friday, February 21st from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
What: Writer, Director, Cinamatographer Adam Pfleghaar graduated Manga Cum Laude foom Wright State University with a B.F.A. in Motion Picture Production and immediately went on to fild the documentary Saving Jackie (2005), which was the official selection at Sundance and Palm Springs Film Festivals. Adam previously worked as the Production Coordinator at the American-Film institute and is currently the Director and Cinematographer for the Pioneer Cinema Institutem where he makes feature narrative and documentary films.
At one orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the performing arts are the path to healing and transformation. Guided by their matriarch Pen Phan, a renowned actress in her own right, the children aspire to achieve on eof the highest honors in Cambodian society, to perform in fron of Princess Bopha Devi as a symbol of their culture and heritage. Interspersed throughout the documentary are narrative film sequences featuring the children as actors. With an epic battle at the opening, a chase scene through the forest, horror sequences, and melodrama, the narrative parallels the documentary of the children's tragic back stories. By weaving facts with fiction, reality with dreams, the film reveals where these lines ultimately merge by its conclusion.
The jouney mirrors the travails of the nation as it struggles to leave behind the unprecedented destruction of human dignity, the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge ere. Together, they learn to overcome the past and pave the way to the future by being faithful to the present.
For a synopsis you can use the Variety review: http://variety.com/2012/film/reviews/still-i-strive-1117948509/